San Diego's February Calendar of Events

San Diego Museum Month:  Half-Off Admission, February 1 – 28

During February, pick up a free Museum Month Pass at San Diego area Macy’s and you (plus 3 guests) will receive half-off admission at 40 of

San Diego County’s greatest museums! From ancient history to futuristic technology, from sublime art to childlike curiosity, families, couples and experts alike will find museums that are as affordable as they are thrilling. Welcome to “Entertainment that has value”.  http://www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org or 619-276-0101

Russian National Ballet Theatre performs Romeo & Juliet, February 4

Based on William Shakespeare’s tragedy, this full-length ballet features music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikowsky, original choreography by Marius Petipa and re-staging by Yuri Vetrov.  Performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre, this company of over 50 dancers is under the Artistic Direction of Elena Radchenko, founder of the company. Location: Balboa Theatre – 868 Fourth Ave @ E St. http://www.sandiegotheatres.org

San Diego Symphony: Vienna Boys Choir, February 4

Winter Pops Special Concert – The world’s most acclaimed and beloved children’s choir presents a memorable program from their repertoire of the greatest works by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and more. San Diego Symphony does not perform on this concert event. http://www.sandiegosymphony.org

Steel Magnolias, February 4 – March 20

Welcome to Chinquapin, Louisiana, by way of Truvy Jones’ hair salon. This delightful portrait of Southern warmth and claws-out combat will introduce you to Truvy and her unforgettable circle of clients, as it wins your heart. One of the most popular American plays of the last century, Steel Magnolias is hilarious, wise and moving, a perfect fit for San Diego’s award-winning ensemble theatre. http://www.lambsplayers.org

Wings of Gold: Coronado and Naval Aviation, Opening February 4th

Coronado Museum of History & Art. Explores naval aviation’s origins 100 years ago in Coronado, forever changing military history. Includes rare photographs, artifacts and video about the heroes and pioneering events that transpired on the Crown Isle. 1100 Orange Ave, Coronado. 619-435-7242 or http://www.coronadohistory.org

Russian National Ballet Theatre performs Cinderella, February 5

The rags to riches story told through dance as only a classic ballet company could. Watch as the kind Cinderella dances away her troubles and in to the arms of the handsome prince. Performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre, this company of over 50 dancers is under the Artistic Direction of Elena Radchenko, founder of the company. Location: Balboa Theatre – 868 Fourth Ave @ E St. http://www.sandiegotheatres.org

21st Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival, February 10 – 20

The SDJFF is part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (SDCJC) at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS in La Jolla, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. SDJFF aims to educate and illuminate by offering an array of evocative films that depict the international Jewish experience in original, entertaining, and challenging ways never seen before. Please contact JCC Box Office: (858) 362-1348

Circus Vargas – The Big One is Back in San Diego February 10 – April 11

Circus Vargas presents an entirely new show for 2011, under our Big Top Tent! Arrive early for the free Preview Show, joining Jon Weiss as he invites kids of all ages into center ring to learn juggling, feather-balancing and hula-hooping! Circus Vargas unites amazingly skilled performers with clowns that actually make you laugh – mix in a little sawdust, some spotlights, beautiful music, and the intimacy and excitement of the Big Top and you have the magic recipe – Circus Vargas 2011! Several San Diego locations, including Balboa Park, National City, El Cajon, Vista, and Del Mar.  http://circusvargas.com/index.html

Kodo Drummers of Japan, February 11

Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, the world famous Kodo Drummers of Japan are forging new directions for a vibrant living art-form. Striving to both preserve and re-interpret traditional Japanese performing arts, the members of Kodo have traveled the globe to bring a kaleidoscope of world music and experiences which exert a strong influence on the group’s performances and compositions. http://www.ljms.org/Series_2010-11/

Centennial of Naval Aviation Celebration, February 12

Coronado’s North Island Naval Air Station and San Diego Bay celebrates the 100th anniversary of naval aviation and the first-ever flight of a Navy aircraft that took place in 1911 in Coronado. The special event includes Navy ship tours, aircraft exhibits, music, food vendors and a large flyover in the afternoon featuring over 200 vintage aircraft. www.navalaviation100.org

San Diego Chinese New Year Fair, February 12 – 13

On Feb. 12 and 13, lion and dragon dancers, martial artists, acrobats and musicians will perform, and food and craft vendors will fill the streets at the intersection of Third Ave. and J St. Inside the museum, we’ll have a delightful array of tea cozies and traditional New Year prints on display as well as a variety of Asian goods for sale. The Year of the Rabbit begins on February 3, 2011, but no matter what animal of the zodiac you are, there will be plenty of fun for the whole family as we celebrate the most exciting Chinese holiday of the year! For more information contact the museum at 619-338-9888, visit our website at www.sdchm.org, or visit the Fair website http://sdcny.weebly.com/.

More That’s Amore, February 13

Spend a romantic Valentine’s Day with your special someone at Oceanside Museum of Art’s More That’s Amore on Sunday, February 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a unique theatrical performance of classic love songs from operatic arias to Broadway show tunes from local singers while sipping bubbly champagne and noshing tasty appetizers and delicious chocolate confections. Reservations are $25 and $20 for OMA members and can be made by calling 760.435.3721. Do you have a wedding photo or anniversary photo that you would like to share? This year guests can send in a photograph that will be projected in the museum during More That’s Amore to highlight the love shared amongst members of our community. The cost is $5 per photo. Please mail the photo to More That’s Amore, Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054 or email a high res 300dpi 5×7 image to Carolyn at cdcarolyn@cox.net.  http://www.oma-online.org

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Valentine’s Day Show! February 14

It is a four-course sit-down dinner in which each guest is allowed to choose their own entree. In between each course of the meal, we have another part of the show. The show is an interactive and improvised comedic murder mystery set in the present day. None of our performers are dressed in costume, but instead are dressed just like everyone else; therefore you do not know who is a part of the show and who isn’t. Throughout the night, murders and mayhem will occur, hidden clues will come forth and our Detectives will help everyone try to solve the crime. In the end, we have a prize package for the Top Sleuth who comes closest to solving the crime. Contact the Box Office today to book your reservation @ http://www.TheDinnerDetective.com or 888-619-0858.

The Wizard Of Oz, February 15 – 20

The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard Of Oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling art deco Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage. Family friendly for all ages. http://www.broadwaysd.com

36th Annual Concert of Philippine Dances and Music,  February 26 – 27

The two-hour program staged at the Joan Kroc Theater at 6611 University Ave., San Diego, CA 9115, will showcase Samahan’s rich repertoire in vivid and colorful costumes choreographed by Artistic Director Ruby Chiong. The young, attractive and highly skilled dancers and lively music of the Rondalla and Kulintang Music Ensembles promises a very enjoyable evening. http://www.samahanphilippinedance.com

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